2013 World Water Week emphasizes Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Stockholm, Sweden – September 2013 - World Water Week is hosted and organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and takes place each year in Stockholm.

This year, several events highlighted the interlinkages between water and energy. Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All and CEO of the initiative, spoke at the closing plenary and helped to usher the Water and Energy theme for 2014.

High Level Meeting on Energy in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Oslo - 9 April 2013 - After four months’ of discussions on energy and development around the world and in cyberspace, the Governments of Norway, Tanzania and Mexico convened the High Level Meeting on Energy in the Post-2015 Development Agenda in Oslo on 9 April 2013.

The backdrop for the High Level Meeting was the UN Millennium Development Goals, whose target date is 2015. In order to create a broad-based and inclusive process on the post-2015 development agenda, global consultations on 11 different topics were initiated.

First Set of Global Data on Energy Access, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Released

Global Tracking Framework Report identifies countries with most potential to make “high-impact” progress on sustainable energy and specifies policy measures to scale up action

 VIENNA, May 28, 2013 - About 1.2 billion people – almost the population of India – don’t have access to electricity, 2.8 billion have to rely on wood or other biomass to cook and heat their homes, renewable energy accounts for 18 percent of the global energy mix, and the largest energy savings and greatest expansion of renewables happened in China.

UN Secretary-General and World Bank President name Sustainable Energy for All Advisory Board members

New York and Washington, April 19, 2013 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today announced the members of the Advisory Board for the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative, kicking off a major new phase of activity for this global public-private partnership.

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A robust energy goal in the post-2015 Development Agenda is an imperative. Pakistan, Norway and Denmark push for international targets on Sustainable Energy for All.

New York (September 24, 2013): The Prime Ministers of Pakistan, H.E. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, and Norway, H.E. Jens Stoltenberg, and the Minister for Development Co-operation of Denmark, H.E Christian Friis Bach, who are also co-chairing a 32 member country Group of Friends on Sustainable Energy for All, agreed that the three countries would push for a goal on sustainable energy for all as part of the post-2015 Development Agenda. The three leaders met on the margins of the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly today and were joined by Mr.